Three Days Left to Share Your Thoughts on the Proposed New Civil Jury Instructions: State Bar members are invited to comment on proposed new civil jury instructions covering "Nuisance Damages." Please submit your comments to Ilona.Kukan@staff.azbar.org by July 21, 2017. Click here to learn more and get started.
Online MCLE Affidavit Filing Now Open! The deadline to file your 2016-17 MCLE affidavit is September 15. Avoid paying late filing fees by visiting your personalized CLE tracking page on the State Bar of Arizona members' website. You can quickly and easily submit your affidavit today. Click here.
Comment on Small Claims Case Processing at the Arizona Supreme Court: The Committee on Improving Small Claims Case Processing at the Arizona Supreme Court is proposing changes to a set of court rules for small claims cases to assist in expediting the process for litigants. These rules would change the process of a small claims case, so it could proceed through the court with more similarity to an eviction case. A hearing would be set at the time the complaint is filed, and the filing of an answer by the defendant would be optional, instead of mandatory. Because of this shift in case processing, the Committee invites your feedback on the current draft set of rules by Friday, August 4. Click here to read proposed changes.
Cochise County Superior Court Accepting Applications for On-Call Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore: Cochise County's Justice Court Judge Pro Tempore Selection Committee is accepting applications for the position of On-Call Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore. The appointment is valid through June 30, 2018 and subject to renewal every 12 months. To learn more about this new position, click here.
Share Your Input on 10 Candidates for Pima County Superior Court: The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is asking for public input on 10 candidates for two vacancies on the Pima County Superior Court created by the retirement of Judges Jane L. Eikleberry and Richard Nichols. The Commission will interview the candidates on July 27, 2017 and will make its recommendations to the Governor who will appoint the new judges. Click here to learn more about the candidates.
Public Asked for Input on Seven Candidates for Arizona Court of Appeals: The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is asking for public comment on seven candidates for an opening on Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Michael O. Miller. The Commission will interview the candidates on July 31 and will make its recommendations to the Governor who will appoint the new judge. To view the candidate applications click here.
Bankruptcy Attorney David R. Wroblewski Disbarred: Attorney David R. Wroblewski was disbarred by consent while serving a four-year suspension. On June 30, 2017, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court accepted Wroblewski's consent to disbarment. Wroblewski was serving a four-year suspension after winning an appeal stemming from a disbarment ordered on Dec. 11, 2015. Read more on this discipline case here.
Arizona Supreme Court Seeks Committee Members: Apply by September 6 to serve on the Court's Committee on Character and Fitness or its Committee on Examinations. For candidate criteria, estimated time commitment, length of terms and an application form click here.
Attorneys in Pinal County�We Need You! Apply to serve on the Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Applicants must reside in Pinal County Supervisorial District 2. The Commission screens judicial applicants and submits nominations to the Governor who appointments commissioners. Applications accepted until the position is filled. For candidate criteria and an application click here.
Are You An Attorney Who Has Good News to Share? Have you recently been recognized for contributions you make to the communities you serve? Is your firm raising money or collecting food for charity over the holidays? Are you a leader who is being recognized for advancing the legal profession? If so, we want to hear about it! Email Alberto Rodriguez to be considered for inclusion in a future issue of eLegal under Member News.
Help Consumers by Writing Law-Related Tips! The State Bar of Arizona seeks attorneys in all practice areas to offer consumer tips via its social media platforms. We'll be sharing tidbits of information to help consumers begin addressing their legal issues associated with family law, landlord/tenant, estate planning, personal injury, immigration, and DUI among others. If you're interested, email Alberto Rodriguez for more information.
Practice Tip - Better Lawyering Through Mindfulness: The undeniable benefits of mindfulness have led to it being adopted and implemented by all types and sizes of businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Read more about it here from State Bar Member Discount Provider Clio.